Decentraland Hosts Ugly Sweater Contest

Decentraland began hosting an Ugly Sweater contest from December 1 to December 19 and the 10 entries will get prizes.

Cartoon humans wearing christmas "ugly" sweaters waving at snowy forest full of lollypops
  • The Ugly Sweater Contest will run until December 19, when the top 10 winners will get announced.
  • The first-place winner will get 800 mana, while the second to ninth-place winners will get 600 mana each.

Decentraland has begun hosting an Ugly Sweater Competition, in which anyone can participate.

Every contestant can create an ugly holiday sweater and publish it on the official Decentraland Marketplace


Contestants just need to submit their wearable using the Decentraland Ugly Sweater Contest entrance form after it’s been published.

The MANA prizes will only be deposited within the creator’s wallet address, linked to the marketplace, when submitted for approval. 

Decentraland Enters the Holiday Spirit

The contest began on December 1, and when it ends, each winner will be contacted through the email they provide in the official form. 


Each judge is part of the Decentralized Foundation. They include the Creative Director, Sam Hamilton; the Art Director, Shibu; the Community Manager, PeanutButta; and the Lead Creative Copywriter, Tillandsia.

Decentraland Marketplace

The judges will rank the sweaters based on the holiday theme and their representation of an ugly holiday sweater, alongside its fun factor and how unique it is compared to the majority of other sweaters submitted. In September, Decentraland held a similar contest with NFT emotes.

All winners will have their creations shown off on the official Decentraland Twitter page. However, there are some rules.

Only the wearables approved and published in the official marketplace before the deadline can qualify. 

Each wearable has to be winter or winter holiday related, and each contestant can only submit a maximum of three wearables and can only claim a single prize.

Blender is the application used to create these sweaters, a free and open-source 3D creation suite.

On the Flipside

  • Each contestant will need to publish the wearable as an NFT on the Decentraland Marketplace, which has a commission fee of 2.5%. 
  • By submitting a wearable in the competition, contestants also give the Decentraland Foundation full permission to use it in marketing materials and to share them across social media channels.

Why You Should Care

The main goal of this competition is to drive further engagement in the metaverse and redefine the traditional holiday sweater with an NFT wearable counterpart.

Decentraland removes any limitations in real-world designs to enable creative minds to build something truly wacky and unique.

This contest will push what is possible for wearables and what fashion in the metaverse truly is. The rewards for the top 10 contestants are a bonus the winners will enjoy.

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